The Primitive Way: From Lugo to Santiago (102 Km)
This route is an alternative way to travel the last 100 kilometers of the Camino. It is the first pilgrimage route, the oldest. An itinerary that begins in the city of Lugo and continues to Santiago de Compostela, crossing landscapes surrounded by forest and farmlands connecting in Melide with the French road.
Arrival in Lugo
The traveler is responsible to arrive at the given accommodation on the chosen date. This day is a good chance to visit the city and to rest.
Lugo – Ponte Ferreira
We begin this stage leaving the city of Lugo crossing the main and the oldest gate of the ancient wall, Porta Mina. We will continue walking until crossing the Roman bridge, after a few kilometers we will find the monument known as Santa Eulalia de Bóveda. Finally we will continue our journey to San Román de Retorba before to arrive at Ponte Ferreira, the end of the stage.
Ponte Ferreira – Melide
In this second stage the journey will lead us to the connecting point with the French way, the city of Melide. The path goes between villages, crossroads and slopes with significants ups and downs. When we arrive at Melide we can enjoy its monumental heritage and the typical Galician Cuisine, do not forget to try the famous “Pulpo a la Gallega”.
Melide – Arzúa
A stage that requires more effort than the previous one because of the irregularitys in the ground level. From Melide until “Kilometro 50” there are no difficulties, we will cross land paths and a medieval bridge in the middle of the forest. After the bridge we will have to climb the mountain to get to our destination. There are two possible routes, if we choose left road it is longer but more beautiful, if we choose right road is shorter and more suitable for the kids specially if you are tired. After crossing the stone bridge we are arriving to Arzúa.
Arzúa – Pedrouzo
It is the shorter and easiest stage of the entire tour. Its beauty will make us invest the time saved in stopping to look carefully at every detail. We will find amazing landscape and historical monuments before to arrive at Pedrouzo and find the accommodation.
Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela
The last and the most exciting of the stages, after 5 hard days walking we will finally arrive to our goal, Santiago de Compostela.
The shortest stage but one of the most exciting. We highly recommend to start walking early in order to arrive to Santiago as soon as possible to enjoy the rest of the day in the city.
Monte Do Gozo its a strategic point, located just 4 km from the Cathedral. Once there we will observe in the distance the towers of the long-awaited Cathedral of Santiago and we will feel a great personal satisfaction. We must let ourselves be guided downhill, the end of our Camino is near. We will arrive at Obradoiro Square, where the Cathedral is located.
Santiago de Compostela
Mission completed. After sealing our credential at every stage and collecting our Compostela, we deserve this great reward. A good opportunity to get to know the city, enjoy its culture, people and gastronomy, after all the effort invested you’ve earned it.
** After leaving the accommodation our services will be concluded.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- 7 days/ 6 nights in the chosen accommodation
- Backpack transfer service (1 package – máx. 20 kg.)
- Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
- Telephone assistance service 24/7
- Travel assistance insurance
- PRIVATE SHELTERS
- Extra night in Santiago: 20 €/pax
- Cancellation insurance: 20 €/pax
- Single room supplement: 110 €/pax
- Extra night in Santiago:35 € double room / 55 € single room
- Breakfast: 40 €/pax
- Half Board: 130 €/pax
- Cancellation insurance: 20 €/pax
- PRIVATE TRANSFER
- Transfer from Santiago to Lugo: 120 €/pax
- 190 € pax Refugi Privati
- 299 € pax Ostelli / Pensioni
We offer two options:
Private Shelters 190 €
Hostels / Hotels 299 €
* All the accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our clients.
Accommodation in Private Shelters
The rooms are arranged in bunk beds, from 8 to 10 people approximately. The mattresses are of good quality, blankets and disposable cushions are provided. The bathrooms and showers are divided by gender and the facilities are equipped with kitchen, laundry, leisure rooms, etc. It has the perfect facilities to rest.
Accommodation in Hostels and Guesthouses
Accommodation in private hostels or guesthouses includes double, triple or quadruple rooms, always with private bathroom. They are simple, comfortable and very welcoming, ideal for sleeping and resting.
* For Individual rooms it is necessary to pay a supplement.